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Cuba, Te Amo!

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Cuba, Te Amo!

Austin and I just finished our first visit to Cuba on a long weekend warrior trip lasting five days and four nights. With very poco tiempo, we saw a lot and learned even more. The United States is now allowing Americans to enter Cuba directly via “People to People” travel, a concept I will go into soon. […]

New York City Hangout

While the weather remains undecided, we area in the middle of spring clean season. This is a season for me to make space for new projects and spend time with my community. I will be popping up every where for the next few months, both in New York and California. I’ve teamed up with Sweaty Betty […]

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The Paradise Story Spring Adventure

I’ve been a busy bee lately, taking on new paradise projects that I really enjoy. In April I produced a photo shoot for my creative branding agency, The Paradise Story. The Paradise Story is a concept where we strategically align complementary brands, the world’s most exotic destinations, and social media influencers for collaborative social media mash-ups. Brands […]

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Let’s Get Sweaty! NYC Fitness Event!

It’s POP-UP time of year and we are launching our sweaty season at our favorite, Sweaty Betty in SOHO! Come join us Tuesday May 16th for a happy hour of free yoga and bubbles! 6-8pm 77 Mercer Street, NYC. The yoga is all levels, complimentary, mats are provided by Sweaty Betty. RSVP now: info@theparadisestory.com Liz Gluckstern is […]

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A (SLOW) Fashion Revolution

Did you know the average American throws away 82lbs of textiles annually? I had no idea until I recently attended a very informative event arranged to bring awareness to the Fashion Revolution the world is currently undergoing. This movement brings attention to consumer behavior and to identify who exactly makes our clothes. Just as the slow […]

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5 Travel Tips to Celebrate Earth Day

Today is Earth Day and that is our chance to raise awareness that we have to celebrate/save our beautiful planet! There are many different ways to do so and you probably already know some little tips and tricks that save energy and make your life a little greener. You can protect the earth by doing more than […]

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The Long Neck Tribe of Inle Lake, Myanmar

When I visited Myanmar for the first time the diverse culture really left an impression on me. My mom and I were enamored by the spectrum of ethnic groups comprising Myanmar’s indigenous population. There is such a variety of people living closely together, converging different customs and traditions. A delightful encounter. When visiting Inle Lake we encountered the women […]

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The Intha People of Inle Lake, Myanmar

Inle Lake, Myanmar is worlds away from anything I’ve experienced before. Located near the Thai and China, this community nestled up in the mountains is extremely unique and self-sufficient. My mom and I saved Inle Lake for last because, due to restrictions, she had never reached this area when visiting in the 80s with my […]

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How to Get That Work Travel Balance

Blending traveling and work is becoming more and more accessible. There are a lot of companies that now coordinate “remote years” or things like study abroad for young professionals instead of university students. Some companies are paying people to travel and work for them, documenting the world with photo and video and sharing with the […]

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The Women of Myanmar

A funny thing happened to My Mom and Me in Myanmar while we were on a boat tour of Inle Lake. We arrived to a pagoda, one of our final stops for the day. As we disembarked the boat, we were greeted by two women selling gold leaves. I kept walking, my mom stopped and […]

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